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Jason Schmitt is the editor of, the high school sports website for The Oakland Press. He has served as the sports editor for a number of newspapers, including the Daily Tribune in Royal Oak and the Macomb Daily in Mount Clemens. In his time in the industry, he has covered every high school sport and has served a a beat writer for boys and girls soccer, boys and girls tennis, hockey, wrestling, bowling and cross country.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Time to pick some football playoff winners

Kind of crazy to think that just 18 hours ago we were looking at 77 degree weather, with sunshine. But I guess football weather returned just in time for the playoffs, which begin tonight. Oakland County has 22 teams competing in 18 games.
I'll be picking my winners below. And if you'd like to get in on the action, you can. And I'm going to award MIPrepZone t-shirts to the Top-2 pickers - based on the correct number of winners picked. All you need to do is email your winners to me by 4 p.m. today - the start of our first game of the night. I'll provide more details below.

For now, here are my selections for this weekend's games:

Division 1
Davison (6-3) at Clarkston (9-0) - CLARKSTON 34, DAVISON 9
Detroit Catholic Central (5-4) at Hartland - CATHOLIC CENTRAL 34, HARTLAND 10
Howell (6-3) at Walled Lake Northern (7-2) - WALLED LAKE NORTHERN 38, HOWELL 27
Sterling Heights Stevenson (6-3) at Lake Orion (8-1) - LAKE ORION 24, STEVENSON 13

Division 2
Farmington Hills Harrison (6-3) at Fenton (8-1) - HARRISON 27, FENTON 20
Farmington (6-3) at Walled Lake Western (7-2) - WL WESTERN 27, FARMINGTON 13
Oxford (6-3) at Birmingham Seaholm (8-1) - OXFORD 20, SEAHOLM 17
Birmingham Brother Rice (7-2) at Port Huron (7-2) - BROTHER RICE 24, PORT HURON 7
Detroit Cody (6-3) at Oak Park (7-2) -OAK PARK 20, DETROIT CODY 6
Detroit Martin Luther King (6-3) at Southfield (6-3) - KING 33, SOUTHFIELD 20

Division 3
South Lyon East (5-4) at Orchard Lake St. Mary's (7-2) - ST. MARY'S 41, SOUTH LYON EAST 3
Bloomfield Hills Lahser (6-3) at Auburn Hills Avondale (8-1) - AVONDALE 27, LAHSER 19

Division 4
Livonia Clarenceville (6-3) at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep (8-1) - NOTRE DAME PREP 24, CLARENCEVILLE 0
Detroit Country Day (7-2) at Clintondale (9-0) - COUNTRY DAY 23, CLINTONDALE 13

Division 6
Detroit Consortium (6-3) at Madison Heights Madison (8-1) - MADISON 34, CONSORTIUM 13

Division 7 
Royal Oak Shrine (5-4) at Detroit Loyola (9-0) - LOYOLA 34, SHRINE 13
Flint Beecher (5-4) at Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest (5-3) - BEECHER 27, LUTHERAN NORTHWEST 13

Division 8
Pittsford (7-2) at Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes (7-2) - LAKES 20, PITTSFORD 14

CONTEST: Pick the winners of the 18 games below and email them to me at by 4 p.m. today. Put FOOTBALL PICKS CONTEST in the subject line. Just pick the winner of each game and as a tiebreaker, pick the total number of points scored in the Oxford-Seaholm game. The two people with the most correct picks will win an MIPrepZone t-shirt. All ties go to the tiebreaker. Any incomplete submissions may be disqualified. Please include a contact phone number if you would. Good luck.


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